NEW: Trump slapped with gag order in Alvin Bragg's NYC 'fraudulent' docs case

The judge in the NYC case imposed a gag order on the former president following Monday's hearing.

The judge in the New York fraudulent documents case against Donald Trump slapped the former president with a gag order on Tuesday. 

According to CNBC, Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Juan Merchan filed the motion on Tuesday after Monday's hearing that had Trump in attendance.

Trump is prohibited from making statements about the witnesses in the case as well as the lawyers involved with "intent to materially interfere" with the case. He can still make statements about NYC District Attorney Alvin Bragg. 

He is not allowed to make similar statements with the “intent to materially interfere" about staff at the Manhattan District Attorney's office or court staff.  

This comes after a press conference on Monday when Trump said there were potential conflicts of interest with multiple people involved in the case. 

Trump said, referring to the people at the Monday hearing in Manhattan, “You had [Matthew] Colangelo... Remember this, Colangelo was a DOJ guy. He’s a Biden DOJ guy. Why is he in the Manhattan DA’s office trying the case?” 

"That in itself is a conflict," Trump added. 

In a press release from Bragg’s office from Dec. 5, 2022, Colangelo was designated as a New Senior Counsel. The release stated, “Colangelo, who most recently served as a senior official at the U.S. Department of Justice, will focus on the Office’s cases, policies, and strategies in housing and tenant protection and labor and worker protection.”  

It then added that Colangelo would be involved in the “Office’s most sensitive and high-profile white-collar investigations" at the time. The New York Times also reported on the hiring. 

Trump also said during the presser, “You have Pomerantz, Mark Pomerantz, he was Hillary Clinton's lawyer, Democrat National Committee's lawyer. He worked in Paul Weiss. He walked in and he took over the district attorney's office, nobody's ever seen anything like that, to prosecute Trump.” 

Trump also said that the multiple cases against him are "all about election interference."

"This is all Biden-run things, meaning Biden and his thugs, because I don't know if he knows he's alive."   

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